For Jumoke Sanwo, Video Art and Virtual Reality is a huge part of her existence, a source of livelihood and the reason she will be teaching at the Days of Dorcas Photography Workshop.
Jumoke Sanwo is a self-taught photographer, who uses the medium in conjunction with, text, Video-Art and Virtual Reality as her means of expression. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University.
Her works address aesthetic concerns, with a focus on enlightenment, religion, technology and mobility, and have been showcased in Amsterdam, London, New York, Brussels, Berlin, Dubai, Venice-Italy, Lagos, Sudan, South-Africa, Addis Ababa, Benin, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville and Ghana as part of group shows and projects.
In 2015, Jumoke was a finalist at the PRISMA Human Rights Award by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EUIC) in collaboration with Lightbox, courtesy of her project Silence Des Femme. The Series was also showcased at the AUC headquarters in August 2015 in Addis Ababa to commemorate the World Humanitarian Day. Her “Faces Project” and Silence Des Femme was presented under the platform of Invisible Borders at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale “All The Worlds Future”.
In April 2016, she was selected alongside 6 International Photographers by the GIZ to participate in a project in Berlin/Nigeria exploring the Value of Religion for Development. This is currently being showcased in a series of exhibitions across the world stating with Berlin January 2017.
Jumoke’s photography workshop at the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition is open to the top 25 participants of the competition. To register, send in your entries on the theme “The Elegance of the African People” via the website: www.art635.gallery/daysofdorcas
Sponsored by foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, the Days of Dorcas Photography Competition is a platform for talented female artists between the ages of 18 – 35 years, to enhance their career in visual arts and photography.
Participation is FREE!
Entries close on Thursday, 17th May 2018. Click HERE to register.